[12 Days of Anime] Day 8: Mergers and Acquisitions for Days

2022 was a pretty huge year for anime communities, starting with Sony-owned Crunchyroll and Funimation merge in March and the follow-up purchase of Right Stuf in August. While reactions to the Funimation rebranding seemed mixed, there was an almost universal outcry at the loss of Right Stuf.

An ongoing crisis is Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. Concerns abound across many communities, including my immediate AniTwitter circle, and I’ve seen plenty of friends migrate to other platforms or quit social media entirely.

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